The Liverpool superstar crowned one of the best single campaigns in Anfield history with another goal as the Reds ended their season with a 4-0 rout from Brighton on May 13, 2018.
The qualification for the Champions League was obtained on the last day as the Reds headed for Kiev with a spring in their step.
A clever arrival in the 26th minute marked another milestone in the Premier League era as Salah scored his 32nd goal in a season of the gods.
He was 44th in Salah in all competitions, but his 32nd high flight in England saw him fly the thunder of Luis Suarez, Cristiano Ronaldo and Alan Shearer.
Before that decisive strike against the Seagulls, Salah’s 31 goals placed him alongside the trio for the holiest in 38 Premier League games.
Suarez, of course, is still talking about Anfield today for his exploits in the 2013/14 season, while Ronaldo’s contributions in 2008 largely explain why he is so revered at Old Trafford.
Shearer, the Premier League’s top scorer of all time, plundered his 31 goals in 1995/96 to take the golden boot in front of Robbie Fowler who scored 28 for the Reds.
Salah, however, in his first season at Anfield, still surpassed this golden trio to set a new record. One that could last a while.
The man nicknamed “the Egyptian king” has not yet matched this individual feat since, but his efforts have become more impactful in the past two years, as Jurgen Klopp’s players have taken the elevator at the top of the game.
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It was his penalty, after all, that was girded in Madrid almost 12 months ago to help Liverpool win the Champions League against Tottenham.
The free kick allowed Salah to reach 28 goals for the season, once again ensuring that he completed his tenure as Liverpool’s main man on goal.
And once again, Salah’s goals were decisive in driving Klopp’s men to the brink of glory.
Another 20-goal at Anfield sees him become the first Liverpool player since Michael Owen to hit the count in three successive campaigns.
It’s now 91 goals in 144 games for Salah in Liverpool and a fourth place finish in last year’s Ballon d’Or shows how much the ex-Roma winger is appreciated on the world stage.
Up to 16 in the Premier League before the game’s suspension, Salah is three behind best shooter Jamie Vardy in crowded terrain in the division’s gold shoe race.
Flourishing among the three deadliest players in world football, Salah has once again proven that he is Liverpool’s favorite player for goals – although the return of 44 may stay its best hour for some time .